Vewd, a provider of OTT software solutions, and Intertrust ExpressPlay, a specialist in media security and anti-piracy services, have announced that its ExpressPlay XCA content security solution has joined the Vewd Operator TV ecosystem.
With ExpressPlay XCA pre-integrated, pay-TV operators now have a complete smart TV platform on which they can offer secure broadcast and OTT services via their own, branded user experience (UX). This pre-integration with Vewd Operator TV facilitates a quick time to market and reduces deployment risk for new smart TV based products and services.
“Comcast’s recent Sky Glass and XClass announcements signify the starting point for pay-TV operators to offer their own smart TV with a branded user interface similar to a managed hybrid set-top box,” said Ali Hodjat, VP Marketing at Intertrust Expressplay. “We are thrilled to partner with Vewd to offer pre-integrated content protection for their Operator TV software as a service, enabling a shorter time to market and reduced costs for pay-TV operators.”
“Operator TV is an open platform to give pay-TV Operators all of the features they need to make smart TV their domain and have an alternative to set-top boxes to control the experience on the most important screen of the home,” said Marco Frattolin, Head of Operator Products at Vewd. “We’re pleased that Intertrust ExpressPlay has become an Operator TV partner, enabling pay-TV Operators to select a leading broadcast and IP content security solution. Together, we can help pay-TV operators own the smart TV.”